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Mikhail Murshak

Senior Attorney
313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
T 517.371.8103


Mikhail "Mike" Murshak is a licensed patent attorney and experienced Intellectual Property (IP) attorney specializing in patent, trademark strategy and acquisition, and general IP and business counseling including preparation, prosecution, and licensing.

Having helped companies of all sizes and industries, Mike has a passion for working with start-ups where he is able to help in making a cost-effective strategic plan to build a strong IP portfolio and avoid risky pitfalls. This includes assisting his clients with negotiating terms, reviewing agreements, and due diligence. Mike's background includes preparation and prosecution of patents in areas that include: medical devices, manufacturing, consumer products, computer technology, automotive, aerospace, chemical engineering, nanotechnology, and sleep technology.

Mike's career in Intellectual Property started as he worked as an IP analyst for a jet engine company. He helped manage and grow a patent portfolio for an innovation strategy group specializing in engine data acquisition architecture. Mike also previously served as lead IP Counsel for a high-end luxury sleep technology company based in Michigan. In that role, he drove the company’s IP acquisition strategy for both patents and trademarks, helping secure their position as the most innovative company in the sleep industry. 

In addition to his practice, Mike is an adjunct Professor in Trademark and Patent Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He is also a consultant for Invent Tribe, a service that assists inventors with commercializing their inventions.

Mike grew up in mid-Michigan and after receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, he earned the Oliver Ellsworth Scholarship to attend the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Honors & Recognitions


Memberships & Affiliations

Community Affiliations:

  • The Davies Project
    • Board member
  • Meridian Township Economic Development Corporation
    • Former Board member


News & Events

Speaking Engagements



2nd Wednesday Lunch Break

Why Trademarks Can Be One of Your Most Valuable Assets
Why Trademarks Can Be One of Your Most Valuable Assets


University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2003

Michigan State University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2000

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan

State Bar of Connecticut

State Bar of New York

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office